In its debut in February, the debut of Ethos Chocolate made a big, wonderful, delicious splash — the initial batch of 10,000 bars was gone in just nine days. What makes them special is that Ethos is a line of handcrafted bars that are made with ingredients that illustrate the benefits of biotechnology. In other words, this chocolate is abashedly pro-GMO.
Now’s your chance to get your hands on them.
After weeks of chocolate-making, Ethos Chocolate is again available to the public. Ethos bars will be sent to those who donate to support the mission of A Fresh Look, the nonprofit organization that helps connect moms and other consumers to today’s farming world.
For example, a $50 donation will get you a four-variety pack of Ethos. For $125, you can get 10 of your favorite flavor (or let the company surprise you with a flavor). The dollar amounts climb to $1,000 — but so too does your chocolate stockpile! And, of course, you’re also helping to support a organization that is doing a lot of good for American farmers.
Ethos Chocolate bars contain sustainably grown cacao and each is symbolic of a GMO crop story, demonstrating how technology has played — or is currently playing — a heroic role in solving a real-world food challenge:
- The Optimist –Genetic engineering is being explored to protect cacao trees like the ones in the Dominican Republic that make the Ethos bars.
- The Survivor — GMOs saved the entire papaya industry in Hawaii after it was decimated by papaya ring spot virus.
- The Hero — GMO researchers are working to help Florida orange trees fight the citrus greening disease which threatens the entire citrus crop.
- The Trendsetter — GMO farming paved the way for non-browning apples that stay fresh longer to help cut food waste.
“We want to help educate the public on the value of GMO farming and the positive impact biotechnology can have on a local and global scale, like slashing pesticide use an average of 37 percent worldwide,” said Rebecca Larson, lead scientist for A Fresh Look. “We want people to enjoy these delicious chocolates, but also take a fresh look at GMOs.”
Here’s your chance to get in on this sweet deal, especially if you missed out the first time around!